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Welcome to Walker Community!

Located in the Bradshaw Mountains, south of Prescott, AZ, Walker Community is an old mining district, filled with history. It’s named after Joseph Walker, mountain man, explorer, and guide. He led a party to this valley to discover gold in the summer of 1863.

Today, the valley is filled with rustic cabins and elegant homes. There’s a vibrant community of people here, with an active social calendar. Some live here full-time, while others have second homes here.

Everyone loves it here. The community is great, with pancake breakfasts and things like that.

We’re all friends, (except for a few crazy ones.)

Internet is best by https://www.walkerwifi.com/. They are solid and dependable, with fast speeds and no data limits.

Cell phone is best through “Call by WiFi” on your phone, through your personal router connected to Walker WiFi.

Verizon does the best straight cell service, but it’s dicey. The higher you go, the better cell reception you get.

TV is by satellite or streaming Internet. We have DirectTV.

We are unincorporated, so the building department is through the county, not Prescott city.

Water is from wells or hauled water. Wells can be private or shared by multiple parcels.

There are a few companies that haul water, and a few more that drill and maintain wells.

The higher the parcel, the better the view, and the farther you have to drill for water, and the more you pay for the well.

Everything is on septic. Make sure you get a permit from the county, which will mandate set backs and other stuff.

Trash collection is dumpsters at the fire station. You pay a yearly fee for the combination to the locks to dump your trash.
http://walkertrashcollectionservice.com/

Mail delivery is at group mailboxes around the area. FedEx and UPS deliver to your door in most places out here.

We personally have a PO Box in town for important stuff. That’s a personal preference.

Here’s a list of people that provide services in Walker: https://www.walkercommunity.com/walker-information/

Here’s a list of all of the property for sale in Walker, houses and land, although you can filter that.
https://www.walkercommunity.com/walker-real-estate-search/

Walker Webcams Provided by Walker Wifi Internet Service

Walker Community News

Agenda for the WFPA 2022 Annual Meeting

We get email.

Short version is the Annual WFPA Meeting is next Saturday and you should go vote for the Board of Directors.

Just a reminder the Annual Meeting will be held Saturday, May 28, 2022 from
9-11:00 a.m. at the Walker Fire House with credentialing starting at 8:30
a.m. Please plan to attend or provide your proxy to someone who is. We
need 75 Members present for a quorum.

Election of Board Members
Please check the name you would like to see elected to the Board of
Directors. You can vote for no more than four people including any
“Write-In’s” If left blank the Proxy […]

By |May 19th, 2022|WFPA|

WFPA New Targeted Fund Raising Drive

We get email.

The short version is that WFPA is raising money to buy a new fire truck.

Go to their web site and donate now. https://walkerfire.org/

The WFPA Board of Directors has authorized a targeted fund-raising drive to
buy a Type 3 fire apparatus. Type 3’s capabilities offer a great mix of a
structure truck and wildland truck which is a great match for a community
like ours that is in the wildland urban interface (WUI).

For the last few years, the WFPA Board of Directors has been developing a
plan to replace our older equipment. For instance, we have a […]

By |May 16th, 2022|WFPA|

Walker Woman Killed in ATV Accident on Big Bug Mesa Road

I am so sorry to find out about this loss of a Walker resident.

My wife and I were coming home from dinner in town and got stopped in traffic at the fire station. We had to wait for over an hour to wait for the helicopter to take off. At first, I was impatient, but as the time grew longer, I realized that they were probably taking their time to work on someone, and that this was serious.

I want to point out that this is what we donate money to Walker Fire for. We have the ability to land […]

By |May 14th, 2022|Walker Community|

Crooks Fire Update – May 8, 2022: Reduced Forest Closure Opens Upper Goldwater Lake and Portions of the Circle Trail

Location: 11 nautical miles south of Prescott-Bradshaw Ranger District (T12N, R2W, SEC 1), near Mt Union.

Start Date: April 18, 2022

Size: Approximately 9,402 acres

Percent Contained: 96%

Cause: Under Investigation.

Vegetation: Timber (Litter and Understory), Chaparral (6ft)

Number of Personnel Assigned: 276

The emergency closure area for the Crooks Fire has been reduced allowing for the opening of Upper Goldwater Lake and additional trails north of County Road 101, including portions of the Circle Trail and School House Gulch. Trails in Groom Creek and Spruce Mountain […]

By |May 8th, 2022|Walker Community|

Prescott NF Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Include Recreational Shooting Restrictions

No fires. No smoking. No shooting.

PRESCOTT, AZ – MAY 5, 2022 – Beginning at 8 a.m., today, Thursday, May 5, 2022 Stage 1 Fire and Smoking Restrictions will be in effect on the entire Prescott National Forest.

The City of Prescott and Yavapai County will enter State 1 fire restrictions at the same time. Please visit their websites at www.cazfire.org or http://www.prescott-az.gov/services/fire/ for further information.

Stage 1 fire restrictions prohibit the following:

Igniting, building, maintaining, or using a fire, including charcoal and briquettes outside a fire structure that is provided […]

By |May 5th, 2022|Walker Community|

Email From Roger Nusbaum, Fire Chief

I received this email from Roger.

We wanted to put out what we hope is the last email on the Crooks Fire. We think it is very important make sure everyone realizes how lucky we were on at least two levels. First that this fire did not get away from fire managers and come ripping through Potato Patch and beyond. We are also very lucky that this didn’t start in June with longer, hotter days.

The Forest Service (FS) and Arizona Department of Fire and Forestry Management (DFFM) are both starting fire restrictions in their respective jurisdictions May 5th at 8am. […]

By |May 2nd, 2022|Walker Fire Department|

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office | Evacuations Lifted

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office has announced that the people who live in the following areas that had been evacuated will be allowed to return to their homes today.
AREA OPENINGS:
Residents in the area of Forest Service Roads 79 and 80 or Mount Tritle area may return now.
Breezy Pines residents are able to return home beginning today at noon.
Walker South, Potato Patch, Mountain Pine acres may return beginning at 3 pm.
All residents returning to the Walker area need to take Walker Rd., not Senator Hwy. Property owners will have to show proof of residency to pass through the […]

By |May 2nd, 2022|Walker Community|

Fire Lines Held! – Walker Fire

Things went very well today. Fire lines held! There was active flame interior to Division Alpha which is fine, the lines holding is what matters. Tonight, winds are forecast to diminish quickly and humidity will start going up closer to midnight, way up, close to 40%. This is all very positive.

From here, the expectation is quite a bit of “mop up” to finish the containment line. Containment is a process of essentially turning over every square foot from the perimeter going in some distance. Some of the terrain is very steep so actual containment progress might be slow in […]

By |May 1st, 2022|Walker Fire Department|
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